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Tips for the First-Time Graduate Student Instructor

Student-professor interaction can be challenging and confusing for first-time teachers. Inexperienced instructors must learn to set boundaries and maintain a professional tone in the classroom. ... More>


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Managing the Large(r) Classroom

Behavior problems don’t just occur in elementary and high school classrooms — they are a concern in postsecondary classrooms, too. In large college classrooms, strategies such as greeting students, facilitating study groups, and planning regular breaks can combat inappropriate behavior. ... More>


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Interteaching: Ten Tips for Effective Implementation

Interteaching is a new, multi-component method of classroom instruction that has its roots in B. F. Skinner’s operant psychology, or as it is more commonly known today, behavior analysis. ... More>


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Portfolios in Psychology Classes

Introductory psychology instructors have the opportunity to teach students basic scientific literacy skills that will allow them to think critically about important topics. ... More>


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A Civic Scientific Literacy Perspective in the Psychology Classroom

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching psychology courses is that we get to share some highly relevant, personally applicable, and fascinating science with our students. Among the sciences, psychology has perhaps the most far reaching applications to personal and societal matters. Of course, instructors who teach science courses of all types want their students to understand the deeper, societal relevance of the material and research they cover. ... More>